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Old 10-05-2007, 07:28 AM   #1
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APRILIA - 850 MANA

seems like a nifty little two banger. 850cc, 75 horses (at the crank I assume) and a trick CVT drive system. It also has enough storage for a full-sized helmet under the "tank"
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:43 AM   #2
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Looks like Honda is following suit, with the DN-01. Which I find a really ugly "motorcycle". I like the Mana, but Aprilias are too expensive (which is why I wouldn't buy a Shiver), and I prefer shifting through the gears myself unless I'm in rush hour traffic in any state where I can't legally lane-split.
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:50 AM   #3
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it's an either or proposition with this bike. You can do traditional shifts (minus the clutch), push button shifts, or have the bike take care of shifting for you.
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:09 AM   #4
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What fun is shifting without using a clutch? (rhetorical question). But thanks for the clarification.
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:22 PM   #5
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Sounds cool. We'll have to see how it fairs in real world tests.
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:32 PM   #6
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I like it better than the Honda. Keeps the look of the standard with out adding extra bulk.

The tank storage is a good idea that seems to have been barrowed from the Beemer Carver.
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